Honeydew Gelato

Tea type
Flowering Green Blend
Ingredients
Artificial Flavouring, Green Tea, Lily Petals
Flavors
Autumn Leaf Pile, Cream, Melon, Mineral, Smoke, Dandelion, Floral, Grass, Honey, Honeydew
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Caffeine
Low
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Not available
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 355 ml

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  • “Sipdown (272) Thank you Cameron B for the share! When I won the Instagram giveaway a couple months back for teaware, I picked up a small glass teapot. It’s partially frosted but I’m used to the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown (616)! Thank you VariaTEA for sharing! I was really curious whether or not this blooming tea would actually taste like honeydew that I didn’t even make it in a glass teapot; I just shoved...” Read full tasting note
    72
  • “Home – 10:00 PM Another Pinky Up tea. I’m confident that this one will be less offensive than the last! This is a flowering tea, which I don’t really care about. Really, it’s a detriment in my...” Read full tasting note
    72
  • “I am especially fond of flowering teas so my review is a bit biased! I could see someone more impartial to them being less of a fan. Personally, I was delighted to discover this tea is just as...” Read full tasting note
    85

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Flowering tea, or blooming tea, is made by wrapping tea leaves around dry flowers. When the resulting dry bundle is steeped, it unfurls to create a beautiful flower while infusing the water with delicate but flavorful tea.

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Sipdown (272)

Thank you Cameron B for the share!

When I won the Instagram giveaway a couple months back for teaware, I picked up a small glass teapot. It’s partially frosted but I’m used to the DAVIDsTEA Nordic mugs where you often can see through the frosting when heat is added. Because of that, I now have a failed time lapse of this blooming since the bloom is obstructed by the frosting. It was very pretty though.

In addition to being pretty, this filled my kitchen with the smell of honeydew which was quite promising. However, drinking it, there is some honeydew but mostly the base tea which is really buttery but a touch bitter. That bitterness trends towards drying floral. Perhaps that’s on my steeping though as I left this for 5 mins in 80C water.

Nattie

If you can get your hands on English Tea Shop’s Honey and Melon tea, that has a brilliant honeydew flavour. I’m drinking it cold brewed right now.

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Sipdown (616)!

Thank you VariaTEA for sharing! I was really curious whether or not this blooming tea would actually taste like honeydew that I didn’t even make it in a glass teapot; I just shoved it in a larger teapot and brewed it up without any regard to the aesthetics of the bloom at all.

I did think it had a trace of honeydew flavour, which was more than I had actually expected at all so already that was a win for me. It’s not really overly strong though, and the flavours I experienced more so were a mix of malt, hot hay, generic floral elements, and a hint of cucumber skin. With a thicker, creamier mouthfeel. Not a bad infusion; I finish the whole pot that I had made and wasn’t unhappy with it – but I do wish the honeydew was a bit stronger.

VariaTEA

I still haven’t tried this one but didnt want to send you a pack and not include it.

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Home – 10:00 PM

Another Pinky Up tea. I’m confident that this one will be less offensive than the last! This is a flowering tea, which I don’t really care about. Really, it’s a detriment in my opinion as it makes the tea less cost effective and more annoying to brew.

I used two orbs for 16 ounces of water. I just let them steep directly in the teapot, since two of them together don’t fit in my basket well. Of course, there were a bunch of detached tea leaves floating around so I ended up having to strain it into another container and then pour it back into the pot.

This is a nice enough honeydew green tea. The base tea is very light and has a bit of a smoky profile. The honeydew is also light, and there is a bit of creaminess to it. I’m not sure whether this has cream flavor as well as melon, but it’s possible. Overall, it’s light and sweet with good honeydew flavor.

It’s tasty enough, but I already have a favorite melon tea from Lupicia. ;)

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Cream, Melon, Mineral, Smoke

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML
Tabby

I feel the same way about blooming teas… yeah, it looks nice, but…

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I am especially fond of flowering teas so my review is a bit biased! I could see someone more impartial to them being less of a fan.
Personally, I was delighted to discover this tea is just as good iced as it is cold, especially with a small bot of honey in it. The “honeydew” flavour does have a tinge of articial-ness too it I will admit, but it is not cloying nor is it overwhelming.
It has a scent similar to fresh dandelions, along with its smooth melon vibe.

Overall it was a sweet, light tea with a good balance of fruity and floral- very reminiscent of spring. The bug itself bloomed nicely, and did just fine on a second steep.

Flavors: Dandelion, Floral, Grass, Honey, Honeydew, Melon

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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